City Editor Ryan here. 👋 When it comes to meeting your healthcare needs, it can be dizzying to know where to look for support. That’s why I toured SSM Heath’s South Madison Campus, which opened its new, state-of-the-art building in February — complete with 180,000 sqft of centralized healthcare services and 100+ primary and multi-specialty care providers.
Here’s what I discovered.
What we tried:
📍 First stop: Lobby + community amenities
After learning about the easy, patient check-in process (including lobby self-registration + online pre-registration options) I popped into the public cafe + neighborhood pharmacy, available to both patients and neighborhood residents. Let’s just say anyone visiting will recognize the thought put into a positive visitor experience — including the calming aesthetic of wood elements throughout, much of it repurposed from black walnut trees previously in the clinic’s lot.
📍 Second stop: Orthopedics + therapy services
On the second floor is a comprehensive and thoughtful mix of wellness spaces, including multiple gyms for physical, speech, and occupational therapy services — not to mention X-ray imaging for orthopedics care.
📍Last stop: Fifth floor cancer care
Divided into four unique neighborhoods, the top floor creates an accessible, easy to navigate space for patients to receive infusions + other advanced cancer care services. Plus, each bay has scenic views overlooking Lake Wingra and the UW Arboretum — channeling healing elements from nature.
What not to miss:
The South Madison campus utilizes natural elements and practices to support patient wellness + embody WELL Building Standards.
With features like active solar panels, easy outdoor access, plus input from local landscape architects, it’s hard to miss the natural beauty both inside and outside of the clinic — not to mention the pro-environmental ethic embedded into the experience.
What we’re still talking about:
The South Madison Campus is a public place + an investment in the community. With plans for this campus and clinic to stand for 100+ years, SSM invested heavily in creating a neighborhood oriented space that will serve patients, visitors, and staff. From public transit accessibility to on-site comprehensive care, the clinic is ready to serve the 608’s every need.
How you can experience this:
Visit the campus for yourself — and, in the meantime, take a virtual tour.
Things to know if you go:
- Experience: Tour SSM Health’s new South Madison Clinic
- Website: ssmhealth.com/southmadison
- Address: 1211 Fish Hatchery Rd., Madison, WI